Paige Ellerton models a blue ball gown from Lori Baxendale Formals at the Golden Women’s Resource Centre’s Fashion Show held at the Rockwater on Saturday Dec. 17.

Paige Ellerton models a blue ball gown from Lori Baxendale Formals at the Golden Women’s Resource Centre’s Fashion Show held at the Rockwater on Saturday Dec. 17.

Fashion takes over the Rockwater Pub in Golden

Golden's third annual Fashion Show, in support of the Women's Resource Centre, took place on Dec. 17.

The Rockwater played host to the third annual Golden Fashion Show, in support of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre.

By about 8:15 p.m. the place was packed, and many of Golden’s beautiful young ladies (and a few young lads as well), took to the catwalk to showcase clothing from local stores and local designers. The runway was filled with dresses, gowns, casual wear, and the newest fashions for the ski hills. And there were even two models wearing little more than paint.

“We’re really fortunate in this community to have people who care, and I’m pretty sure that Tracy (Mihajic) and Jen (Blindenbach) are the masterminds behind the show, and they decided that this was the cause they wanted the money to go towards,” said Linley McLean, director and outreach co-ordinator for the Golden Women’s Resource Centre.

“I was really impressed with the turnout, it was just a great crowd, and a very diverse crowd. There were people I recognized, people I didn’t, so that was nice,” said McLean, who also lent her services as a model for the event.

“It was really fun, I felt like I was acting, it was definitely a little out of character for me. And I was really proud to wear the styles that they designed, because they’re just so cool.”

The final tally was not in yet, but McLean says the event raised around $300. And the Pin-Up Calendars, featuring Golden Women in Business, many of whom were models at the fashion show, are still available. They are $20 with the proceeds going to the women’s centre.

“I just want to give a huge thank you to everyone who was involved,” said McLean. “All the designers, and the stores who took the time and the energy to put that together. And of course that they were so thoughtful to donate the proceeds to us, it was amazing.”